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Old 01-24-2008, 04:26 PM   #1
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angina question

Over the last couple of years I experience different types of small pains in and around my chest. Sometimes they are on the left side, sometimes the right side. They happen when I am just sitting doing nothing, and do not happen when exercising and I do not get shortness of breath. My question is what does angina feel like? Is it always the same type of pain? is what I am experiencing sound like angina or something different?

 
Old 01-25-2008, 05:22 AM   #2
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Re: angina question

As I sit here this morning I have had a few pains. I can pinpoint them with a finger or two. No sob

 
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:10 AM   #3
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Re: angina question

We can not diagnose you but I do have some advice as someone who is going through anxiety (my father died of a heart attack and I instantly assumed I had a heart problem too).

Chest pain--literal pain (stabbing, squeezing, twitching etc,)--can be a symptom of anxiety. Angina USUALLY develops in older individuals and can only be diagnosed by a doctor. Get it checked out to feel some peace of mind.

Now the advice: STOP CHECKING FOR SYMPTOMS ONLINE!!! You will drive yourself nuts. If it is really uncomfortable--go to the hospital and get it checked out. When you are anxious about having something (and thus, subconsciously look to see if you have symptoms) you can cause said symptoms. I did this.

Hope this helps.

 
Old 01-25-2008, 08:13 AM   #4
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Re: angina question

BTW, if you are exercising and you have what you describe (unstable angina) you would either have had: severe pain from a workout or a heart attack. Angina comes from exertion (stable angina)--if you had unstable angina you could not exercise without severe problems. Still, get it checked out and voice your concerns to the doctor.

 
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